Ages 2.5-3.5 (PRE-K3)
Our enriching BUTTERFLY classroom provides an inspiring environment, encouraging exploration, stimulation, and rich learning experiences. This classroom is connecting to a large outdoor classroom and so youth has the option to spend the majority of their day outside, learning and creating.
Senses play a major role in the learning process of young children. Our Butterflies delight in exploring the world around them through touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing. Our children spend their days outdoors, working on ART + Tinkering, exploring in nature, and learning critical skills to prepare for their next classroom (PRE-K4) through play-based learning on centers and activity stations. Our new indoor-outdoor connected classroom will not only provide holistic gardening and nutrition education, but also mindfulness studies + yoga. NEW FALL SESSIONS: Feldenkrais, Dance + Soccer.
Individual REGGIO EMILIA inspired portfolios will be created where the development and early learning experiences of each child are documented throughout their journey in our Schools. Teachers share your children’s days via weekly email newsletter, while we create individual learning plans for each student (Goals + Objective that help with our Assessment Periods).
Here a sample daily flow for our BUTTERFLIES:
8:00-8:45 – Drop off | Parents connect with our Teachers and Community
8:10-9:00 – Nature Creek Hike | Wildlife Tracking OR Outdoor Garden Activities | Water Play
9:00-9:20 – Morning Circle Meeting | Mindful Word Challenge | Show + Tell
9:20-9:45 – Activity Stations and Creative Centers | Outdoors (Art | Crafts | Blocks | Nature | Light Table..)
9:45-10:00 – Healthy Snack
10:00-10:30 – Mindful Meditation or Feldenkrais Movement
10:30-12:00 – Activity Stations and Creative Centers | Outdoors (Art | Language Exposure | Science | Dramatic…)
12:00-12:30 – Lunch
12:30-1:00 – Recess | Physical Activities + Games
1:00-2:30 – Nap Time after Story Time | Quiet Activities with Soothing Music + Essential Oils
2:30-3:00 – Transition | Healthy Snack
3:00-4:00 – Music | Story Time | Transition to Outdoor Free Play
4:00-5:00 – Closing Activity | Transition to Garden [Pick up between 4-5pm]
We include organic [or local, whenever possible] lunches and snacks and are able to accommodate most diet-plans and allergies.